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The potato was once celebrated. The powerful Inca civilization was the first to cultivate potatoes around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C. Although potatoes were being produced along the coast of northern Spain by the endREAD MORE

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I am a sucker when it comes to fudge. It’s smooth, creamy and full of chocolatey goodness that makes me smile. When I am traveling and find myself in a local sweet shop, I can’tREAD MORE

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A New Year’s resolution to eat healthier doesn’t have to mean fewer sweets. Stick with raisins and dates and we’ll show you how!   We learned in Laura Bashar’s Persian Baklava how to use raisinsREAD MORE

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’Tis the season for… cookies! Yes, December is here and there are cookie parties and cookie swaps happening all over the country. I love cookies. You can enjoy a variety of different cookie textures andREAD MORE

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I love everything about Thanksgiving. I love the rich history behind it, the time my whole family is gathered together for it and of course, the meal itself. I am THAT person who lives forREAD MORE

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Got oodles of zucchini in your summer garden? Are your neighbors generously sharing theirs with you? Lemon-Garlic Pasta with Zucchini and Raisins is fragrant with finely sliced lemon zest, toasted garlic and crunchy walnuts, andREAD MORE

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Tacos are HOT—as in popular and spicy! Of course the spiciness can vary by how you make the tacos or what you consider spicy food, but did you know that naturally sweet raisins can temperREAD MORE

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Growing up in Pennsylvania there was nothing better than a grilled beef burger, fresh corn on the cob, and sliced watermelon for a summertime meal. Although some people think of burgers as being inherently unhealthy,READ MORE

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When my kids were little, they loved pineapple cake. My son requested it for his birthday cake before he knew about frosting. I could only shield them from frosting for so long.   Now thatREAD MORE

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I don’t know about you, but salads tend to all turn into the same mix in our house after a while. I start out with all these fantastic ideas about new mix-ins and combinations, butREAD MORE

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About The Author
SUZANNE NELSON, ScD, RDN
Suzanne Nelson

Dr. Nelson recently joined the staff of Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania as a nutrition and wellness advisor and sports nutritionist. Previously, she was the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. While in California, she was the team nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers and provided nutrition consultation to the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. In addition, Dr. Nelson has advised elite amateur athletes at the national, world, and Olympic level. She is a nationally known speaker in sports nutrition and is the author/editor of several books and numerous scientific journal articles. Dr. Nelson is the Nutrition and Health Advisor for Sun-Maid.

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